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Re:  Semantic Web permathread
At 9:56 PM -0400 6/4/04, Thomas B. Passin wrote:

>Right, an arbitrary piece of xml does not carry enough information 
>to let you automatically distinguish between elements that represent 
>things and those that represent properties.  A person generally has 
>to work that out.  But when you do have a properly striped format, 
>it can be easy to turn into rdf (it's usually just about there as 
>is).


Why is there a distinction between "things" and "properties"? Isn't a 
property a thing? Can't a property have properties of its own?
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